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Table 2 Characteristics of dogs enrolled in the study (n = 218)

From: Raw meat-based diets for dogs: survey of owners’ motivations, attitudes and practices

  Dogs, n (%)
Gender
 Male 112 (51)
 Female 107 (49)
Neutering status
 Neutered 72 (33)
 Not neutered 147 (67)
Age, years old
 < 1 29 (14)
 1–2 63 (29)
 2–7 93 (44)
 7–12 25 (12)
 > 12 3 (1)
Weight, kg
 Mean ± SD 27.2 ± 13.5
 Median (Range) 27.0 (1.0–78.0)
Body condition (according to owner)
 Underweight 19 (9)
 Normal weight 187 (86)
 Overweight 12 (5)
Most represented breeds (8 out of 61)
 Mongrel 39 (18)
 Golden Retriever 19 (9)
 Czechoslovakian Wolfdog 14 (6)
 German Shepherd 14 (6)
 Labrador Retriever 11 (5)
 Border Collie 9 (4)
 Akita Inu 8 (4)
 Australian Shepherd 7 (3)